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Ink Road Stamps: You Are TOTES Adorbs!

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I've got new cards up on the Ink Road Stamps Blog
Today I'm sharing two cards I created mixing two of their stamps sets (which happen to be my favourite - as I've used both several times now!) The stamps sets are: Frond of You and Call Me Maybe
Here is the first card:



To create this card I used a ‘rock n roll’ stamping technique and a combination of green, blue, pink and purple ink. I continued stamping until the background was full of these awesome leaves. I love this colour combination - and believe it or not found this colour palette on my shopping list which I keep on the fridge!
Inspiration is everywhere!
I decided to use a flamingo die from my stash to finish the card off – it matched the card perfectly with the “you are totes adorbs” sentiment which I heat embossed in gold on black card. I then embellished the card with some gold sequins.
Here is the second card:




Again, I used the same technique to create the background, but had a little play with a new die I got from …

Uniquely Creative: Guest Designer...

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During this week I will be sharing a few cards I created guest designing for Uniquely Creative. I've previously designed for Tracy and couldn't say no to this opportunity to play with their very new kits. Now...a little bit about these kits. You can purchase these individually or as a subscription (which does save you a little...and guarantees you happy mail!). You can also just purchase the stamps or dies on their own, so it's quite tailored to everyone's needs. The kits are AU$39.00 and you get lots of goodies to play with! 
Here are two cards I created using their Stamp & Colour October kit!






These penguins are super cute - remind me a little of the movie Happy Feet...
I'll be back during the week featuring a few more cards created using the 'add ons' that are available along side this kit.
Happy Crafting!
Samantha

Uniquely Creative: Getting ready for Christmas!

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Hello!!! Whose ready for Christmas?
ME!! I am! :)
and by ready I mean I've made a whole bunch of Christmas cards using Uniquely Creative: Christmas Tree die
Here are the cards:



To create these cards I first die-cut the tree from Christmas pattern paper (left over from last year!). Using vellum I die-cut the tree again, I adhered these (loosely) together and put them aside. Next I die-cut My Little Paper World rectangle nesting dies and then put these through an embossing folder (I used a variety of Christmas themed ones - mostly Couture Creations). I then stamped a few sentiments (Hero Arts CM100) on coloured card, trimmed them down and assembled my card. To add more interest I machine sewed a line down the middle of the tree (overlapping the sentiment banners) before matting my card front to my card base. I also added a few pearls and a star to the tree for decoration. 





Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!
Samantha

Ink Road Stamps: Friday Feature...

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Today I'm sharing a few cards I created, which are now also up on Ink Road Stamps blog. Each Friday members in this design team will showcase a featured stamp set. The stamp set on show today is: Ink Road Stamp: Compliments Vol.1

Here are my cards using the stamp set above: 


To create these cards I used a resist watercolour technique. I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it in white. I then applied distress ink to my craft mat, sprayed with water and applied it to areas of my watercolour card. The stamped sentiment resisted the watercolour and created this fun background. I then decided to add interest by sewing (quite randomly) and finished the cards off by heat embossing the sentiment on black card and embellishing with sequins and a few geometric/heart shapes.  



Mess aside - this technique was a lot of fun and perfect to showcase this sentiment set.



Thanks for stopping by and feel free to check out the Ink Road Stamps blog to see what other members of this design team created u…

Craftie Cafe: It's Baby Season...

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Babies Babies Babies!
Recently, I’ve had a few friends either announce their pregnancy, or they are just about to pop! So luckily for me Craftie Café’s baby themed month of cards has come in very handy!
Here is a super easy card to make using MFT – Beautiful Baby. Below is a video tutorial of those process – but I basically made this card by taking all on the images from this stamp set and created my own background/paper. I used four ink colours that would work well together and just started stamping. I filled in the white spaces with some of the smaller stamps using grey ink then used the sentiment to create the focal point of my card.
Here is the card:




VIDEO
https://youtu.be/LxeGpEDn5SY

It was quite easy to replicate this card using different colours. So I made two more - a blue one for a baby boy and a purple which could be used for either girl or boy. 







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CAS(E) this Sketch: #241

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Playing along with this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch: #241
Here is the sketch:
Here is the card:




I used Memory Box: Whale Hello There and co-ordinating dies both of which are available from Craftie Cafe
Thanks for stopping by!
Samantha

Ink Road Stamps: October Colour Challenge

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Starting October off with an awesome colour challenge from Ink Road Stamps!
So...to inspire those who wish to play. I created two cards, both using Ink Road Stamps: Just a Number stamp set. I basically picked a few Altenew inks that matched the challenge colour palette and stamped rows of the balloon. I did some sewing to add interest to the card, and finished it off by heat embossing the sentiment.


The second card uses the same idea but this time instead of straight lines I used a circle as a guide to stamp the balloons around. 
Here is the card:


Here is the colour palette: Oh...the BEST part!!!  Join in the challenge and one random winner will receive$30 gift cardto spend on anything you want in the Ink Road store! So...for the rules on how to enter this fun colour challenge head on over to their blog. Here is the direct link or you can head on over to their Facebook group. On a side note: For those who wish to get their hands on some Ink Road Stamps - Dawn Lewis is the closest stockist wi…